Global & Disaster Medicine

FEMA SitRep 10/29/18: Yutu and US Territories


Safety and Security: • Saipan: 1 confirmed fatality

Food, Water, Sheltering: • Emergency boil water advisory remains in effect for all of Saipan and Tinian • Staged and stored food and water sufficient for all projected planning factors • Saipan: 50% of grocers, 62% of restaurants and 31% of retailers have re-opened • Shelters/Occupants: 13 (-2) / 874 (-66) across CNMI; all Rota shelters have closed Health and Medical: Saipan: Hospital fully operational, at capacity; planning to open a medical support shelter • San Antonio Satellite Health Clinic open Mon – Sat Tinian: Medical Center structurally compromised; damage assessments are ongoing

Energy: • 60% of gas stations open on Saipan; both gas stations on Tinian closed due to lack of power • Utility crews have begun to restore power on Saipan and Tinian o Saipan: 8 out of 9 power feeders are down; feeder to hospital was energized, 35 FEMA generator in place; o Tinian: 4 out of 4 power feeders down; power plant damaged, 80-90% damage to distribution structures; expect to return station to service within 24-48 hours o Rota: Power nearly 99% restored, planning to move crews from Rota to Tinian

Communication: • Exchange connection between islands is on generator power with 96 hour capacity • All cell towers on Saipan and Rota remain on generator power

Transportation: • Public transportation systems not operational • All sea ports open with no restrictions • Airports: o Saipan: Inbound flights limited to returning residents and humanitarian assistance;; repairs ongoing but no estimated time for completion; Mobile ATC Tower inbound Nov 1 o Tinian: Open for humanitarian relief flights only; outbound commercial flights for tourists • Major roads and most secondary roads are accessible

State/Local Response • CNMI EOC at Full Activation • Governor declared a State of Emergency; directed Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense • to lead local government efforts o Governor directed all non-critical government employees to report to work today, Oct 29, to assist in preliminary damage assessments and prepare offices to reopen o Guam Guardsmen expected to begin duty on Saipan as early as Tuesday, Oct 30

FEMA HQ/Federal Response • FEMA-3408-EM-CNMI approved Oct 23; FEMA-4404-DR-CNMI approved Oct 26 • FEMA Region IX RWC at Steady State, continues to monitor • FEMA Region IX IMAT-2 deployed to Saipan; LNOs in Guam, Rota and Tinian • FEMA Region VII IMAT deployed to CNMI (already deployed for Mangkhut) • FEMA NRCC: Effective 8:00 a.m. EDT today, Oct 29 (10:00 p.m. ChST today, Oct 29) o Response Operations Cell (ROC) will transition to day shift, and to Enhanced Watch for night shift o Shift changes, and transitions between day shift ROC operations and night shift Enhanced Watch operations will occur at 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. EDT (10:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. ChST) • FEMA HQ ISB team and MERS assets deployed • HHS: Federal Health Coordinating Officer, DMAT, IMT personnel and LNOs deployed; three CDC SMEs will arrive in Saipan today, Oct 29, to provide public health technical assistance • USACE: 249th Engineer BN ‘Prime Power’ deployed

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